Prenatal Massage: Luxury or Necessity?

To find the best prenatal massage in Denver visit Peace of Mind Massage on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park close to Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Glendale, Baker, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful, difficult, joyful, stressful, magical, and uncomfortable experiences a woman will ever go through. There is no way to put into words the wild, thrilling ups and downs of the pregnancy roller coaster. We at Peace of Mind Massage want to be there on the ride, right beside you, giving you the healing touch of prenatal massage.

The first concern for most women when it comes to massage during pregnancy is safety. However, massage is safe in all trimesters during a normal, healthy pregnancy. Even some high-risk pregnancies can benefit from massage with a doctor’s note. Just talk with your prenatal care provider and seek out a certified prenatal massage therapist. A highly trained professional can take much of the worry away from an expecting mother, to let you focus on feeling your best and keeping you and your baby healthy and happy.

shutterstock_511561414 When considering a massage during pregnancy many women think of it as a luxury, but the therapeutic benefits of prenatal massage make it so much more than a simple indulgence. One of the most vital times for massage can actually be during pregnancy. Here is a list of the some of the benefits prenatal massage can provide.

 

 

  • Reduced back and joint pain
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Lessened depression
  • Reduced edema
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Hormone regulation
  • Improved circulation and oxygenation of muscles/soft tissues
  • Better sleep

Massage can be one of the safest, non-invasive tools to alleviate many of the most common complaints during pregnancy. But one of the most amazing facets of prenatal massage is the link to labor. Massage has been shown to actually reduce the length of labor and the pain experienced during birth. Babies born to mothers who received regular massage during pregnancy have been shown to have higher APGAR scores as well.

Amanda Joy facilitating February's prenatal massage skill share

Amanda Joy facilitating February’s prenatal massage skill share

Still want more information? Take a look at this study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information that demonstrated benefits of lessened depression, anxiety, lowered cortisol level, decreased excessive fetal activity, and a lowered rate of prematurity. In addition, the study shows a link between massage and leg and back pain, as well as reduced labor pain and shorter labor.

Contact Peace of Mind today to ensure you have the smoothest ride during your pregnancy.

Thanks to Peace of Mind’s own Amanda Joy, our resident prenatal expert, for providing us with much of the information in this blog.

Written by Levi Andrew Noe
Peace of Mind Massage, INC
1249 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
303-881-5533
www.DenverPeaceOfMindMassage.com

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